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The Metrodome has hosted the MSHSL’s Prep Bowl and semifinals for the last 31 years. Mahnomen helped close out the Prep Bowl under the Metrodome’s roof this past November by winning the Class 1A state championship. The Metrodome will host its last event Sunday, Dec. 29, when the Vikings host the Detroit Lions. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham

Obituary - Metrodome: Born in April, 1982...Died Dec. 29, 2013

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Today, we remember our big, ugly friend, which many, many Minnesotans grew to love and loathe at the same time.

He became an institution of sports in the state for over three decades, and provided much happiness and misery along the way.


Cardinals, Braves, Packers, Bears and Lions never agreed with what he offered, but always had to respect him for what he gave.

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Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.